Record number of beavers to be released in Britain this year

Record number of beavers to be released in Britain this year

Industrious rodent to make a comeback in five counties where they have been extinct for centuries

A record number of beavers will be released by the Wildlife Trusts into Britain this year as the industrious mammal is restored to five counties where they have been extinct for hundreds of years.

The popular rodent, whose dams have been shown to boost hundreds of species of insects, amphibians, birds, fish and plants, is returning to Dorset, Derbyshire, Hampshire and the Isle of Wight, Nottinghamshire and Montgomeryshire.

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